Nest's new Learning Thermostat 3.0 is sleeker and smarter than ever before

Read More >

Advertisement

Stunning snowflake-shaped home in the UAE is 100% powered by the desert sun

Read More >

India's 20 million LED streetlight retrofit will save $890 million each year

india, led streelights, india streetlight retrofit, india led streetlights, india energy efficiency, india solar power, india renewable energy, led lighting, led bulbs, led subsidies

India’s government announced a major commitment to energy efficiency earlier this year when the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) was launched, calling for 20 million lightbulbs in streetlights to be replaced with LED bulbs. The largest project of its kind, the upgrades will take about two years to complete, and comprise part of a larger effort to reduce the national power load and save hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Read More >

Advertisement

Obama heads to Alaska to highlight climate change right after approving Arctic oil drilling

by , 09/01/15

artic oil drilling, shell drilling for arctic oil, obama goes to alaska, alaska climate change, arctic climate change, fossil fuel,

About two weeks after Barack Obama gave Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off the Alaska Coast, the president is embarking on an ironic three-day visit to Alaska aimed at highlighting the drastic effects of climate change on the state’s environment. According to Grist, along with traveling the state to see what climate change is doing to glaciers and permafrost in the state, Obama is also expected to call for more action on climate change and push for commitments to reduce carbon emissions – ahead of the UN Climate Summit taking place in Paris this December. Environmentalists were quick to call out the president for the hypocrisy of these two seemingly conflicting decisions.

Read More >

Register now for San Francisco's 2015 Architecture and the City festival

Architecture and the City, AAC, San Francisco, architecture and the city festival, arch + city, green design, sf bay area, san francisco bay area, architecture festival, sustainable design, green building, urban design, green design events

Heads up San Francisco design fans – the Architecture and the City festival just kicked off, and you definitely won’t want to miss out. We’re looking forward to a month filled with great events – from exhibitions and walking tours to educational lectures, films, and home tours that will show you a whole new side of the City by the Bay. (Past festivals have featured a house with a tree-root chandelier, a cottage that generates 30% more energy than it uses and a Victorian home renovation that will blow your mind.) If you’d like to join in the fun, sign up today before spots fill up!

+ Architecture and the City

+ AIA SF

+ Center for Architecture + Design

 

Adventure awaits at the charming Tye Haus A-frame Cabin in the woods

by , 09/01/15

Read More >

Sky Greens is the world’s first hydraulic-driven vertical farm

Sky Greens, vertical farming, vertical farming Sky Greens, vertical farming Singapore, vertical farming INDEX

When it comes to growing food, the sky’s the limit thanks to innovations like the Sky Urban Vertical Farming System. Designed and pioneered by the Singapore-based company Sky Greens, the vertical farming system is a revolutionary modern spin on the ancient practice of agriculture. Using cutting edge technology, the system demonstrates an energy efficient, environmentally friendly method of producing food that could be a powerful tool in feeding the ever-growing, increasingly urbanized, global population.

Read More >

INFOGRAPHIC: Best plants for removing indoor toxins

benzene, infographic, reader submitted content, volatile organic compounds, VOCs, ProFlowers, indoor toxins, toxins, NASA, air quality, plants improve air quality, plants remove toxins

Houseplants do a superb job at removing the hidden toxins lurking in the home. Those toxins, also known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), can be found in many common household items from paints to floor wax. ProFlowers put together a handy infographic that lists the best plants to fight VOCs, according to scientific studies by NASA and Dr. B.C. Wolverton. The graphic breaks down the top five plants for removing five of the worst VOC offenders, from ammonia to benzene. Read on for the full list and learn which plant ranks number one in fighting all five indoor toxins.

Read More >

The recycled wood ORION lamp can be adjusted using a sliding weight

ORION lamp, ORION wood light, recycled wood, recycled wood lamp, sliding weight lamp, green lighting, green design, sustainable lighting, sustainable design, reader submission

ORION is a lamp made entirely out of recycled wood that can be adjusted using a sliding weight. Wood chips derived from manufacturing processes are pulverized and mixed with glue to create a wood paste. This paste is used to create the particular shape of ORION. In order to make the lamp an interactive object, the designer added a cylindrical weight, which can be moved to adjust the intensity of the light. By sliding the weight along the arc, you can easily vary the intensity of the light emitted, with the brightest light released when the weight is at the ends of the lamp, giving you a gorgeously green lamp that will add style to any space.

+ Leonardo Criolani

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

 

California's first farm-to-table community makes eating local easy

Read More >

6 uses for amaranth that may surprise you

Read More >

Kinetic "Cloud Seeding" pavilion creates shade with 30,000 tiny balls made of recycled plastic bottles

Read More >

Life-changing Peek Retina app could reduce global blindness by 80%

peek vision, peek retina, peek sightsim, smartphone vision test, smartphone eye exam, portable eye exam, eye exam app

The good people at Peek Vision have developed an adaptor that fits over smartphone cameras and can inspect the health of people’s retinas. Combined with the Peek Retina app, vision care is no longer confined to doctors’ offices with giant ophthalmology machinery; quality care can now go wherever a smartphone can go. With 90 percent of visually-impaired people living in low-income to middle-income countries, this technology is a game changer.

Read More >

NYC announces $100M for Lower Manhattan storm protection infrastructure

by , 09/01/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio, nyc resilency, ncy infrastructure, comprehensive resiliency plan, storm protection, 0 million funding, climate change, hurricane sandy, emergency preparedness event, coastal resilency, flooding hurricane sandy, resilient architecture

As the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears closer, Mayor de Blasio recently announced an incredible $100 million in funding that will be focused on implementing numerous storm protection infrastructure systems around Lower Manhattan. The mayor made the announcement at a preparedness fair at the Alfred E. Smith playground on Manhattan’s Lower East Side last Thursday as he passed out emergency “go bags” to the students.

Read More >

Russia is burning tons of European foods to protest against sanctions over Ukraine conflict

by , 09/01/15

russia, ukraine conflict, russian backlash against ukraine sanctions, russia destroying food, russia burning food, poverty in russia, russian political response to european union

In perhaps one of the dumbest headlines of the day, we sadly must report that Russian authorities have destroyed over 1.5 tons of food earmarked for the BMW car racing team. Was it because Russia has something against high-performance automobiles? They might, but the real reason for destroying the food was a much more eyeroll-worthy offense. The act was in retaliation for sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, and Russia has been burning European foods for weeks.

Read More >

Use this amazing fall foliage map to predict where the most colorful leaves will be all season

Use this amazing fall foliage map to predict where the most colorful…

Fall is coming! In North America, whether we like it or not, summer is drawing to an end. For some, that’s a sad annual occurrence, but those of us who crave cozy sweaters and the…

Read More >

NowLab's daylit Haus JJ has its own emergency escape fireman's pole

NowLab's daylit Haus JJ has its own emergency escape fireman's pole

The heart of the design is the spiral staircase directly illuminated by natural light thanks to a skylight above. Built on the 4th and 5th floors of an apartment building in Kreuzberg,…

Read More >

Three category 4 hurricanes developed in the Pacific simultaneously for the first time in recorded history

Three category 4 hurricanes developed in the Pacific simultaneously…

Bill McKibbem warned us three decades ago that climate change would create a series of devastating phenomena that we have never before seen, and we are already starting to see that…

Read More >

Arizona judge rules all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from shelters

Arizona judge rules all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come…

A federal judge in Phoenix, Arizona just ruled that all dogs and cats sold in pet stores must come from animal shelters or non-profit organizations.

Read More >

Obama's Mt McKinley renaming as Denali infuriates Ohio lawmakers

Obama's Mt McKinley renaming as Denali infuriates Ohio lawmakers

Over the weekend, President Barack Obama announced that, during his trip to Alaska this week, he will formally rename Mt. McKinley—North America's highest peak—"Denali," an…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home